If you’ve found yourself in a last-minute bind when it comes to a gift for dad this Father’s Day, let the gift of booze be your saving grace. Last week, I took part in a live Tips And Sips video workshop with Maker’s Markin honor of Father’s Day. My favorite part of the workshop was when Pamela Wiznitzer (National President of the United States Bartender’s Guild) showed us how to make two, different Old Fashioneds. I personally love Old Fashioneds, so it was pretty cool learning how to make one from an expert.
And since dads love simplicity, I am hereby declaring the Old Fashioned the official (but mostly unofficial) cocktail of choice for Father’s Day. So, grab yourself a bottle of Maker’s Mark for dad, and check out this Old Fashioned recipe from Pam Wiz.
Pam Wiznitzer’s Old Fashioned
2 parts Maker’s 46
3 dashes bitters of choice (i.e., Angostura or 18.21)
Simple syrup of choice (i.e., cinnamon or tea-infused)
Citrus of choice (orange, lemon or grapefruit)
In a rocks glass, muddle choice of syrup with choice of sliced citrus. Add ice, Maker’s 46 and bitters. Stir and enjoy.
I want to let you guys in on a little secret. Being Lushworthy isn’t just about enjoying your favorite beer, wine, or spirit. It’s also about looking good while doing so! Sipping on a barrel aged whiskey becomes a lot less Lushworthy when you’re doing so while wearing that Casio watch you purchased sophomore year of college. So just in time for Father’s Day I’ve teamed up with watch connoisseurs Timex to give away their amazing “Intelligent Quartz” Flyback Chronograph Bracelet Watch. Here’s a little more info on the watch: It retails for $185 and is a combination of stainless steel and mineral crystal. It features INDIGLO lighting and is also water-resistant.
To enter this contest all you have to do is hit me up in the comments section with the name of the beer, wine, or spirit that you personally think is most ideal for Father’s Day. Be sure to use a valid e-mail address so I can contact you if you’re the winner. You must also reside in the United States. A winner will be chosen on Friday, June 15th. Good luck!
UPDATE: On top of the “Intelligent Quartz” Flyback Chronograph Bracelet Watch we’re now also giving away Timex’s Weekender Strap watch (pictured below)! This one is geared toward the ladies, but the entry rules are the same so just continue entering your Father’s Day comments below.
Shopping for mom tends to be pretty tricky come Mother’s Day, but when it comes to Father’s Day shopping for dad is usually a slice of cake. Dad’s love liquor, especially the more manly liquors like rum and whiskey. Plenty of brands will be releasing gift sets for the Father’s Day holiday next month and this one from Ron Abuelo Rum caught my attention.
The gift set consists of a 750ml bottle of Ron Abuelo 12 Años rum and a travel kit which includes a keychain, money clip, and passport holder. The gift set is described as being ideal for “the cosmopolitan man on the go” and if there’s one thing my dad is not it’s “cosmopolitan.” But this gift still seems ideal for any dad regardless of how cosmopolitan they may or may not be and at only $32.99 the Ron Abuelo gift set should be pretty easy on your wallet as well.